Section 112 Issues

(Including: Written Description; Indefiniteness; Enablement; Best Mode)

ONE-E-WAY, INC. v. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION, Appeal No. 16-2105 (Fed. Cir. June 12, 2017).  Before Prost, Wallach and Stoll.  Appealed from the International Trade Commission.  (Indefiniteness)  Summary byDonna Mason

RIVERA v. ITC, Appeal No. 2016-1841 (Fed. Cir. May 23, 2017) (Reyna, Chen, and Linn).  Appealed from the U.S. ITC.  (Written DescriptionSummary by:  Matt Stanford

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC., v. CIRREX SYSTEMS, LLC, Appeal Nos. 2016-1143 & 2016-1144 (Fed. Cir. May 10, 2017).  Before Prost, Wallach and Chen.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Claim Construction; Written Description)  Summary by:  Patrick Gildea

SONIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. v. PUBLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL, LTD., Appeal No. 2016-1449 (Fed. Cir. January 5, 2017).  Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Taranto.  Appealed from N.D. Ill. (Judge St. Eve).  (Indefiniteness)

ALFRED E. MANN FOUND. FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH v. COCHLEAR CORP., Appeal Nos. 2015-1580, 2015-1606, 2015-1607 (Fed. Cir. November 17, 2016).  Before Newman, Chen and Hughes.  Appealed from C.D. Cal. (Judge Olguin).  (Indefiniteness)

COX COMMUNICATIONS v. SPRINT, Appeal No. 2016-1013 (Fed. Cir. September 23, 2016).  Before Prost, Newman, and Bryson.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Robinson).  (Indefiniteness)

LIBERTY AMMUNITION, INC. v. UNITED STATES, Appeal Nos. 2015-5057, -5061 (Fed. Cir. August 26, 2016).  Before Prost, Newman and Stoll.  Appealed from Court of Federal Claims (Judge Lettow).  (Claim Construction; Indefiniteness:  Terms of Degree)

SCRIPTPRO LLC v. INNOVATION ASSOCIATES, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1565 (Fed. Cir. August 15, 2016).  Before Moore, Taranto, and Hughes.  Appealed from D. Kan. (Judge Murguia).  (Written Description Support)

ADVANCED GROUND INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. v. LIFE360, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1732 (Fed. Cir. July 28, 2016).  Before Moore, Mayer and Wallach.  Appealed from S.D. Fla. (Judge Middlebrooks).  (Means-Plus-Function – Indefiniteness)

ZOLTEK CORP. v. US, Appeal No. 2014-5082 (Fed. Cir. February 19, 2016).  Before Newman, Clevenger and Moore.  Appealed from Ct. Fed. Clms. (Judge Damich).  (Written Description; Obviousness)

INPHI CORPORATION v. NETLIST, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1179 (Fed. Cir. November 13,  2015).  Before O’Malley, Reyna and Chen.  Appealed from the PTAB.  (Written Description)

WILLIAMSON v. CITRIX ONLINE, LLC, Appeal No. 2013-1130 (Fed. Cir. June 16, 2015).  En banc, opinion by Linn.  Appealed from C.D. Cal. (Judge Matz).  (35 U.S.C. §112, ¶6)

LIGHTING BALLAST CONTROL v. PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, Appeal No. 2012-1014 (Fed. Cir. June 23, 2015).  Before Reyna, Lourie, and O’Malley.  Appealed from N.D. Tex. (Judge O’Connor).  (35 U.S.C. §112, ¶6; Claim Construction)

TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA v. SANDOZ INC., Appeal No. 2012-1567, -1568, -1569 and -1570 (Fed. Cir. June 18, 2015).  Before Moore, Mayer and Wallach.  Appealed from S.D.N.Y. (Judge Jones).  (Indefiniteness)

EON CORP. IP HOLDINGS LLC v. AT&T MOBILITY, Appeal No. 2014-1392 (Fed. Cir. May 6, 2015).  Before Prost, Newman, and Bryson.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).   (Indefiniteness)

BIOSIG INSTRUMENTS, INC. v. NAUTILUS, INC., Appeal No. 2012-1289 (Fed. Cir. April 27, 2015).  Before Newman, Schall, and Wallach.  On remand. (Indefiniteness)

VASUDEVAN SOFTWARE, INC. v. MICROSTRATEGY, INC., Appeal No. 2014-1094. (Fed. Cir. April 3, 2015).  Before Linn, Chen and Hughes.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Seeborg).  (Claim Interpretations; Enablement)

EIDOS LLC., v. AU OPTRONICS CORP., Appeal No. 2014-1254 (Fed. Cir. March 10, 2015).  Before Wallach, Taranto and Chen.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Davis).  (Indefiniteness)

DDR HOLDINGS, LLC. v. HOTELS.COM, L.P., Appeal No. 2013-1505 (Fed. Cir. December 5, 2014). Before Wallach, Mayer and Chen. Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Gilstrap). (Anticipation; Indefiniteness; Patent Eligible Subject Matter)

ROBERT BOSCH, LLC. v. SNAP-ON INCORPORATED, Appeal No. 2014‑1040 (Fed. Cir. October 14, 2014).  Before Prost, Taranto, and Hughes.  Appealed from E.D. Mich. (Judge Cleland).  (35 U.S.C. §112, ¶6; Indefiniteness)

INTERVAL LICENSING LLC v. AOL, INC., Appeal Nos. 2013-1282, -1283, -1284, and – 1285 (Fed. Cir. September 10, 2014). Before Taranto and Chen. Appealed from W.D. Wash. (Judge Pechman). (Indefiniteness; Claim Construction)

H-W TECHNOLOGY, L.C. v. OVERSTOCK.COM, INC., Appeal No. 2014-1054, -1055 (Fed. Cir. July 11, 2014).  Before Prost and O’Malley.  Appealed from N.D. Tex. (Judge Fish).  (Claim ConstructionIndefiniteness)

ABBVIE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH & CO., KG v. JANSSEN BIOTECH, INC. , Appeal No. 2013-1338, -1346 (Fed. Cir. July 1, 2014).  Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Chen.  Appealed from D. Mass. (Judge Saylor).  (Written Description)

TRITON TECH OF TEX., LLC, v. NINTENDO OF AM., INC., Appeal No. 2013-1476 (Fed. Cir. June 13, 2014).  Before Moore, Reyna, and Hughes.  Appealed from W.D. Wash. (Judge Jones).  (Means Plus Function; Indefiniteness)

NAUTILUS, INC. v. BIOSIG INSTRUMENTS, INC., Appeal No. 13-369 (U.S. June 2, 2014).  Delivered by Ginsburg.  Appealed from Fed. Cir. (Before Newman, Schall, and Wallach).  (Indefiniteness)

TOBINICK v. OLMARKER, Appeal No. 2013-1499 (Fed. Cir. May 19, 2014).  Before Lourie, Reyna, and Wallach.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Written Description)

IN RE THOMAS G. PACKARD, Appeal No. 2013-1204 (Fed. Cir. May 6, 2014).  Before O’Malley, Plager and Taranto (per curiam).  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Indefiniteness)

ALCON RESEARCH LTD. v. BARR LABS., INC., Appeal No. 2012-1340, 1341 (Fed. Cir. March 18, 2014).  Before Newman, Lourie, and Bryson.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Davis).  (Written Description; Enablement)

GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Banner Pharmacaps, Inc., Appeal No. 2013-1593 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 24, 2014).  Before O’Malley, Wallach, and Taranto.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).  (Written Description)

TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL CO. LTD. v. ZYDUS PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC., Appeal No. 2013‑1406 (Fed. Cir. February 20, 2014).  Before Prost, Plager and Chen.  Appealed from D.N.J. (Judge Pisano).  (Claim ConstructionIndefiniteness)